OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not have to deliver any more apologies or face any sanctions for knocking into an opposition lawmaker with his elbow.
New Democrat lawmaker Ruth Ellen Brosseau said Tuesday that Trudeau's actions were unprecedented and unacceptable, but she has accepted his apology and wants everyone to move on.
On May 18 Trudeau hurriedly waded into a clutch of lawmakers who were blocking a lawmaker from getting to his seat as Trudeau's Liberals tried to get a vote in on time. Video shows Trudeau pulling one lawmaker. As he turns to pull the lawmaker, Brosseau is seen grimacing in pain.
A Parliament committee had been created to examine the incident but agreed to end the examination.
The incident made global headlines but didn't hurt Trudeau's popularity.